Whakatane River Walk, Whakatane

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Explore scenic Whakatane with Whakatane River Walk, which connects the town's major historical and scenic features along the river's edge, all the way to where the river meets the sea. The easy path takes you past gardens, a skate park, a playground, and a visitor information center right to The Heads, opening out to the Bay of Plenty. Check out the old wharf and estuary, the row of restaurants, and Mataatua Reserve. You'll also pass a hub for big game fishing, a weigh station frequented by tuna, billfish, and shark fishermen. Additional Maori cultural pieces along the way include a bronze statue of Wairaka and Muriwai's cave. Locals and tourists alike frequent this walkway, drawn by and contributing to its exuberant atmosphere. Our Whakatane journey planning site makes visiting Whakatane River Walk and other Whakatane attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The town of Whakatane have done a wonderful job building this river walk. It takes you right along the river through town for many Kms. There is lots to see along thr route  more »
  • Went for walk it was very good but boring as well, awesome scenery but people with pets can be difficult. Pets should be restricted or should be chained  more »
  • Set right on the banks of the river its an easy stroll. Watch out for the local waka team training along the shore and the many sea birds  more »
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  • Really beautiful place, great for fish & chips on river bank. Picnic with family or friends, walkway lovely along river bank. Love walking here watching sunsets so so pretty.
  • An amazing place, nice people. Recently went down to Ngaheramai and Tawhiwhi hut, a scenic, 4-or-so-hours trek depending on the amount of stops. Overall a great trip.
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